Surplice Sweater Pattern #5348

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Surplice Sweater Pattern #5348

Infant Sizes 1 and 2

MATERIALS: Chadwick's Red Heart Baby Wool, 4 balls (¾ oz. balls) for Size 1; 5 balls for Size 2 … Clark's O.N.T. Plastic or Aluminum Knitting Pins, 1 pair No. 1 (2½ mm. size) … Steel Crochet Hook No. 6 … 6 small pearl buttons.

GAUGE: 9 sts make 1 inch; 14 rows make 1 inch.


Width across back at underarm
Length from top of shoulder
Depth of armhole
Length of sleeve seam
BACK … Starting at lower edge, cast on
92 sts
100 sts
Work in ribbing of k 2, p 2 for 18 rows. Work in pattern as follows: 1st to 4th rows incl: K across. 5th row: P across. 6th row: K across. The last 6 rows constitute the pattern. Work in pattern until piece measures in all
To Shape Armholes: Bind off 3 sts at the beginning of the next 2 rows. Dec 1 st at both ends of every other row twice. Work without decreasing in pattern until piece measures

from first row of armhole shaping, ending with a p row.

To Shape Neck: K across
27 sts
29 sts
bind off the next
28 sts
32 sts
Work across the remaining
27 sts
29 sts
To Shape Left Front: 1st row: Working over the last
27 sts
29 sts
only, knit
23 sts
25 sts
p 2, k 2. 2nd row: K 3, inc 1 st in next st, k to end of row. 3rd row: Work in pattern to last 4 sts, p 2, k 2. Repeat the last 2 rows (2nd and 3rd rows) alternately until piece measures

from first row of neck shaping.

To Shape Armhole: Continuing to keep border, pattern and increases as before, inc 1 st at armhole edge every other row twice. Now cast on 3 sts at armhole edge. Continue Front increases, border and pattern as before until there are
88 sts
96 sts

on needle. Work without increasing until piece measures same as Back to ribbing. Keeping the 4 border sts at front edge in pattern as before, work remaining sts in ribbing of p 2, k 2 for 18 rows. Bind off loosely in ribbing.

To Shape Right Front: Attach yarn at neck edge. 1st row: K 2, p 2, work in pattern to end of row. 2nd row: K across to last 5 sts, inc 1 st in next st, k 4. Continue as for Left Front, increasing in the 5th st from front edge until work reaches ribbing, ending at side edge.

RIBBING … Keeping border pattern as before, work 2 rows of p 2, k 2 ribbing. 3rd row: P 2, k 2, p 2, bind off 2 sts, work in ribbing to last 4 sts, bind off 2 sts, k 2. 4th row: K 2, cast on 2 sts, work in ribbing to last 8 sts, cast on 2 sts (to replace those bound off), k 2, p 2, k 2. The last 2 rows (3rd and 4th rows) are the buttonhole rows. Continue in ribbing, making buttonhole rows every 5th and 6th rows from previous buttonhole until 3 sets of buttonholes in all have been made. Complete as for Left Front.

SLEEVES … With right side facing, attach yarn at underarm. Pick up and knit
66 sts
74 sts
around armhole edge. Work in pattern for 9 rows. Dec 1 st at both ends of the next row and every 10th row thereafter until
52 sts
60 sts
remain. Work without decreasing until piece measures
from first row of sleeve. Work in ribbing of k 2, p 2 for
18 rows
20 rows

Bind off loosely in ribbing.

Sew side and sleeve seams. Make a row of sc closely together around front and neck edges. Sew buttons on Left Front opposite buttonholes. Press through a damp cloth.